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ALADDIN Extends Carpet Ride in Chicago Into Fall; Tickets on Sale Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago announced today that, due to popular demand, the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin will extend its stay in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) through September 10, 2017. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 3/27 - 3/31 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 3/27 - 3/31, airing on ABC (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recently held their bi-annual Master Class for the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Master Class brings in celebrated composers and lyricists from the Broadway world to give feedback and critique musical theatre pieces developed by members of the esteemed workshop. Scroll down for photos, featuring writing team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater! (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out DEADPOOL/BEAUTY & THE BEAST Musical Mashup
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Below, check out a fan-made musical mashup of DEADPOOL and BEAUTY AND THE Beast featuring an adult version of the rousing number “Gaston” from the original musical! (more...)

BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL'S Jacob Young Debuts Country Concert This Weekend At The Tropicana
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

March madness is in full swing in Las Vegas.  This weekend, country western music and soap opera fans also have a reason to cheer.  Emmy-winning television star Jacob Young opens in concert at The Tropicana in the Laugh Factory Theatre on Sunday March 26 with a special 5:00 PM performance and Monday March 27 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

New Theatre Royal Set to Produce First Christmas Show Since Re-Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth is set to produce its first in-house Christmas production since its re-opening in 2015, with a new adaptation of the classic romantic fable - Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Gad Crashes LATE LATE SHOW with 'Beauty and the Beast' Musical Parody
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, 'Beauty and the Beast' star Josh Gad tried to sing his way into hosting the show, by crashing his monologue with a musical performance. (more...)

Follow The Yellow Brick Road To Stockport Plaza With EASTENDERS' Cheryl Fergison
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

???????Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Stockport Plaza this summer from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 August and tickets are on sale now! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

Daniel C. Levine, Sarah Litzsinger, Donna Vivino and More Set for BROADWAY BACKSTAGE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

BWW Interview: El Capitan's GM Ed Collins Proudly Touts Their Exclusive BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extras
by Gil Kaan - Mar 22, 2017

Hollywood's renown El Capitan Theatre features the exclusive pre-show complements to the newly released, live-action version of Disney's animated classic Beauty and The Beast. A curated exhibit of costumes, props and set pieces, actually used in the film, fills up two of the three theatre lobbies. Then, when you enter the auditorium, your eyes will be quite dazzled by the Swarovski crystal curtain. (more...)

Milford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.  This event has cabaret seating and it is BYO-everything.  So bring a bottle of your favorite wine, a snack and enjoy this wonderful performance. (more...)

Regal Productions Launches its Eggciting Easter Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????With just over one week to go until the opening Beauty and the Beast at St Helens Theatre Royal, Regal Entertainments gave the Merseyside media a sneak preview of their egg-citing Easter panto at a press launch held at the elegant Doubletree Hotel in Liverpool. (more...)

The Pleasance Celebrates 33 Years on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Commissions New Type Of Mobile Theatre For Venue 33
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????Many of the entertainment industries brightest talents have cut their teeth in Edinburgh in August at the Pleasance. This year an innovative new mobile venue joins the bright ideas presented on the world's stage this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 22, 2017

A fantastic directorial interpretation and a dazzling cast bring lightness and charm to a deeply unusual, almost unbalanced, romantic comedy. (more...)

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2017

To start, this article will probably not do this incredible production justice. The Engeman's latest, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical is absolutely electrifying and the Broadway caliber cast is positively glorious. This is, without a doubt, a must see for the season. And by the reaction of the sold out audience on opening night, you may want to get your tickets quickly as this runs through April 30th. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017
by - Mar 21, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/14/2017 - 3/21/2017. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of The Firebirds Take the Field by Lynn Rosen and directed by Jessica Fisch. The Firebirds Take the Fieldruns April 15 - May 20, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.The Firebirds Take the Field is produced with support from the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theater and is the second production of RTE's 2017 Season 'Exploring the Mind/Body Connection.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SKIPPYJON JONES at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage! This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 21st, 2017 - SOUND OF MUSIC Gets a New 'Georg' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei and more take part in THE PEOPLE SPEAK at BAM, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC welcomes Nicholas Rodriguez as 'Georg von Trapp' on tour! (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Academy of Performing Open Registration for DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway Academy of Performing, a kid's theatre camp hosted by Newman University Theatre Department, is now accepting registrations. The camp dates will be June 10th through 17th at Newman University in Wichita, KS. Kids ages 11-20 are eligible, and campers under 11 years can be day campers. The campers will arrive the afternoon of the 10th, audition and rehearse all week for this year's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The musical, based on the animated feature of 1991, has music by Menken, Ashman and Rice, and features such delightful songs as "Be Our Guest" and "Something There." Broadway Academy of Performing is celebrating its 20th year, and this is the third at Newman University. (more...)

CAROUSEL, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, IF/THEN and More Set for Media Theatre's 2017-18 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

???????With a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, two popular Disney titles, a classic play, and a regional premiere of a contemporary Broadway hit, The Media Theatre's 2017-18 season has something for everyone. Subscriptions are now on sale. The season was announced by Jesse Cline, Artistic Director. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks Motherhood, 'Beauty & the Beast' & More on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Beauty and the Beast' star and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald explained how she got some flack from President Obama when she received an award from him. (more...)

UPDATE: Malaysia to Screen Uncut BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with PG 13 Rating
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The country's largest cinema chain, Golden Screen Cinemas, will show the film beginning on March 30 with no cuts and a PG-13 rating. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Featuring Same-Sex Couples Among OSF's 2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill today. (more...)

Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart: Walt Disney Records' Beauty And The Beast And Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtracks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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VIDEO: New BOSS BABY Trailer Pokes Fun at Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'
by Movies News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The all-new trailer for DreamWorks' THE BOSS BABY, titled 'Tale NOT As Old As Time' pokes fun at Disney's highly successful 'Beauty and the Beast.' (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season Including Same Sex OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2018 playbill. (more...)

New Tampa Players is Bringing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Their Home Stage at the University Area CDC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

New Tampa Players is bringing Jesus Christ Superstar to their home stage at the University Area CDC March 31 through April 2 and April 7 through April 9, but first they have been taking the show on the road. Earlier this month, the cast performed a musical revue for the resident families at Metropolitan Ministries. 'Rehearsals for Superstar have been demanding, so I wasn't sure how the cast would feel about giving up a Saturday,' Director G. Frank Meekins said, 'but in the end it was a privilege to be able to share musical theater with adults and children who might not otherwise get to see a live performance like this.' (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 20th, 2017 - Original Stars of KINKY BOOTS Reunite for TDF!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bernadette Peters and more celebrate Cameron Mackintosh at Signature's Sondheim Gala in D.C., and four 'Lolas' strut their stuff this evening at the TDF HONORS KINKY BOOTS benefit! (more...)

Jerry Zucker's INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL!, RIDE THE CYCLONE, HUNCHBACK and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible seven-show lineup for its 2017/18 season, which includes a mix of regional premieres, contemporary hits, a classic, a national tour direct from Broadway and a thrilling world premiere. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE Beast, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

BWW Review: Grief Gets Bloody in Horror Comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Mar 20, 2017

FEATHERS AND TEETH is a bloody, campy fun show that's completely different from anything else you'll see at Artists Rep. (more...)

Richard Booth, Farrell Cox, and More Announced for ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp in association with Creature of London are delighted to announce the cast of "ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND" which returns to The Vaults at Waterloo from 15 April 2017. (more...)

Alan Menken Wants Harvey Fierstein for Ursula in Live Action LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Speaking to Gay Times about the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, legendary composer Alan Menken shared his dream casting for another live Disney reimagining: The Little Mermaid. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OST Climbs to The Top of The Charts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Walt Disney Records' 'Beauty And The Beast' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack climbs its way to the top of the charts, barely a week after the opening of its live-action remake. The soundtrack is currently charting on several digital platforms in the Philippines: (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

JOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTER Up Next as Part of Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Something Marvelous and Randy Steinmeyer, in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, present the Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter. Written by Dana Lynn Formby and directed by Emmi Hilger, Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter runs May 19 - June 18 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets! (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of March 19, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Box Office Breaking March Opening Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

According to Entertainment Weekly, Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE Beast is living up to expectations with excellent box office figures. In its opening weekend the film made $170 million domestically, an historical record for any March opening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Gad Surprises Guests at 'Be Our Guest' Restaurant at Magic Kingdom
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 18, 2017

Actor Josh Gad, who portrays Lefou in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE Beast, surprised guests dining at the Be Our Guest restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in celebration of the new live-action movie. (more...)

POLL: Pick Your Favorite Live Action Disney Adaptation!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld is asking readers to pick their favorite live action Disney remake to date! Vote below to see how your favorite ranks! (more...)

The Greenville Little Theatre presents its 92nd Dazzling Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is delighted to present its 2017 - 2018 92nd Dazzling Season! (more...)

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